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April 13, 2013, 5am PDT
A courtesy phone call from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to the owners of a luxury-car showroom designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was seemingly all it took to persuade them to demolish the historic interior.
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April 9, 2013, 7am PDT
The "World's Most Famous Arena" has seen many title fights in its day. But a looming decision about the renewal of the venue's special permit, and the future of Penn Station, has New York's political and real estate heavyweights entering the ring.
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March 12, 2013, 12pm PDT
Using funds made available by savings captured through administrative reforms and other sources, New York's beleaguered Housing Authority has made considerable progress in tackling one of its most pressing problems - its backlog of maintenance jobs.
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March 8, 2013, 7am PST
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the news media were fixated on the plight of middle-class homeowners in places like the Rockaways in Queens. But two new reports show that low-income renters were the more prevalent victims of the storm.
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March 4, 2013, 12pm PST
Just as the debate over the planned rezoning of the Midtown East neighborhood ossified into two strongly opposed camps, the city has provided more details on their recommendations and outlined an ambitious schedule for public review.
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February 26, 2013, 12pm PST
After Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of architects and engineers offered their services to assist an overwhelmed NYC Department of Buildings in assessing storm-damaged properties. So why were they turned away?
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February 23, 2013, 1pm PST
With the AIA's Architecture Billings Index at its highest level since November 2007, the future is promising for a profession that's been battered for five solid years. Can the construction industry be far behind? Matt Chaban digs into the numbers.
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February 21, 2013, 10am PST
New York Gov. Cuomo has proposed a $400 million buyout and relocation program, while Sen. Charles Schumer has joined the growing chorus calling for rebuilding to a higher standard in storm-damaged areas. Will their recovery efforts collide?
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February 4, 2013, 6am PST
Three months after Sandy struck New York, the city took an important step in the recovery process by waiving select zoning rules rules to speed rebuilding, reports Matt Chaban.
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May 2, 2012, 7am PDT
Jeremy Smerd describes the competition over sidewalk space in New York, as commerce overflows out of buildings and into public space.
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December 14, 2011, 6am PST
New York has created new zoning rules, now officially under review for approval, that combat the current zoning's sometimes impeding effect on green building.
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November 19, 2011, 7am PST
Amanda Fung reports on NYC Landmarks chair Robert Tierney's legacy, who has preserved more districts than any other in his role. Was this the only way to preserve architecture and economic value of places, as he asserts?
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November 18, 2011, 6am PST
The low-cost method of construction on the residential towers of the Atlantic Yards project would be a first for any structure this tall. Sixty percent of it would be constructed off-site at a 20% cost savings.
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July 28, 2011, 10am PDT
The Bronx is slowly shedding its negative image as it boasts a job growth that is outpacing the entire New York City, and the fastest wage increases than any other borough in the city, reports Daniel Massey for Crain's New York Business.
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January 20, 2011, 11am PST
As New Yorkers prepare for city-mandated, publicly-accessible 'report cards' on their buildings' energy use, they're finding fault with the LEED rating system for its lack of attention to actual energy measurement.
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February 11, 2010, 1pm PST
Pedestrianized area's in Manhattan's Herald Square and Times Square will remain permanently closed to auto traffic.
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June 20, 2009, 7am PDT
New York City's planning commission recently approved a plan to revitalize Coney Island.
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February 6, 2009, 10am PST
A new study shows that New York City is losing is middle class, and quick. However, says one planner, the findings, though detailed, don't give the big picture.
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September 15, 2008, 10am PDT
A new study has found that almost 30% of the public space in New York's financial district has limited access or is completely closed to the public.
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March 8, 2003, 1pm PST
Julie Menin is president of Wall Street Rising -- their newest project is a downtown information center.
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